On February 9th, at The Casa de Espanol, Dennis Menendez presented his work to the community. His work portrays his homeland, Cuba through his eyes.
On Saturday, August 25th, the Crocker Art Museum and the Office of Assemblymember Kevin McCarty hosted a Block by Block community pop-up event. This event catered to the community surrounding Fruitridge Road and Stockton Blvd.
For more information on Crocker Art Museum’s Block by Block, click here:
A new upcoming community project called, Art Garden is rising. Created by Randy Stannard from Oak Park Sol, the Art Garden was made for the community to heal while creating art.
Visit: Community Creativity @ Art Garden to learn more!
On Friday, August 3rd, La Familia’s Club Excel; Youth Voice, hosted a paint night at the Maple Neighborhood Center. They meet every Friday during their free summer program from 1-4pm in room 10 until August 24th.
Being that summer can be a tough time for some students, due to a lack of resources and a unhealthy environment at home, Club Excel aims to provide a safe and engaging environment for the youth of the community by allowing them to participate in STEM activities, art, physical activities, and lunch.
Next Friday, Youth Voice will be taking a field trip to go bowling! Visit https://lafcc.org/event/club-excel-26/ for more information.
On Saturday, July 28th, the Washington Neighborhood Center held a small workshop for kids and family. It focused on art made with materials from around the house, like tissue paper and paper plates. Check out the Barrio Art Workshop in this video.
On Sunday, July 8th, The Latino Center of Art and Culture hosted the 5th annual ¡Fiesta De Frida! The event celebrated the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and consisted of Cumbia, food, local vendors, art, and a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest.
I would like to say that I am a fairly cool and unique person. I create art in various mediums, and I have an internship at an art center where I get to do a little of everything within and I own my queerness more than anyone I know. You can often find me in a thrift shop, reading a new book about how racism is so embedded in our culture or out and about continuing my search for delicious vegan foods, although I’m only strictly a vegetarian. I consider myself a social rights activist even though I have been lacking in my online presence as an activist. I am constantly doing research, collecting data and recording everything going on to understand where the problems stem from and how to fix them. To me, those exact things would be listed under the terms “cool” and “unique”.
Although I do have anxiety and a few other illnesses up my sleeve, I know how to manage various tasks and events happening throughout my life. Sometimes I even purposefully fill my schedule in order to feel productive, which is a weakness of mine. That being said, I do understand the huge significance of a break and reading the signs of your body. To get through my day-to-day, I am somewhat spiritual. Not religious, but I celebrate the Earth and all she has given us, as well as using the law of attraction and positivity candles while I work on myself and my own personal growth.
Overall, I enjoy and am passionate about topics and subjects that the average person may not enjoy or maybe just does not know or think about. I often like to think of myself as someone who can think deeply and understand the beauty of our earth and the art that we create.
An art gallery that highlights women of color is now being showcased at Sacramento’s Sol Collective. Nisha Sethi, the creator of the gallery, hoped to inspire other people with her work to share their voices and participate in protests.
The Verge is an art gallery that is free to the public. They offer classes on arts and crafts, as well as summer camps.